Crochet in Color: Lots of Free patterns. I always go with the smallest hook for baskets, bins, etc. More useful if you don't have to shape them. The only time I use a bigger hook is if slouchy is what the design calls for. Make Crocheted Baskets!
[[yes, these are crochet elephants, not knit, but still adorable!]] Crochet these adorably round elephants with a brilliant technique that requires minimal attaching. Free English translation available!
The Moroccan Basket brings back one of my favorites - the Moroccan Tile Stitch - and pairs it with chunky yarn in a handy and attractive basket that works up fast! The basket is lined with another layer of crochet, making it even more useful and sturdy.